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PlantFiles: Passion Flower, Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine
Passiflora 'Lavender Lady'

Family: Passifloraceae (pas-ih-flor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Passiflora (pass-iff-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Lady
Additional cultivar information: (aka Amethyst, Star of Mikan)

Synonym:Passiflora violacea
Synonym:Passiflora amethystina
Synonym:Passiflora onychina

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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10 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive killerk On Jul 27, 2011, killerk from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

can anyone please tell me if this plant is poisonous to cats?

Positive dcroyle1 On Jun 13, 2008, dcroyle1 from Chandler, AZ wrote:

planted as 1 gallon in Oct plant on south face block wall in Chandler AZ. Plant struggled through winter and gulf flitary(SP) butterfly but as of June plant is 10' wide by 6' high and I don't worry about the butterfly's anymore. I water 2 gallons every 7-10 days in summer and no water in winter.

Neutral Scarlete On Nov 29, 2005, Scarlete from Tampa, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I do like this flower, but in Florida it's invasive. You *must* have some sort of trellis for it to climb and you *must* prune it back regularly or it will take over your yard, your plants, and your trees. In one of my pictures you can see it covering one of my small Boxwoods.

This plant attracts the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly. I've seen a ton of these butterflies mating near or on my plants and now there are catepillars eating on the leaves. Which is fine by me because like I said, invasive!

Very easy to grow here. I've never had to pay attention to its water or sun. It's growing under partial shade, but creeping out to full sun. It's not trying to creep toward the shade.

It's a beautiful flower, very showy, and in my opinion worth the work in pruning it takes. The butterflies are a bonus!

Positive naien On Jun 14, 2005, naien from Capistrano Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Created by hybridizing P. amethystina x P. caerulea. The tendrils are the best part.

Positive nannie2 On Jun 18, 2004, nannie2 from Fernandina Beach, FL wrote:

Just bought this plant a week ago and is growing very vigourously (on an arbor) in Fernandina Beach, FL--not sure of flower color as yet--appear to be a light green on outside petals so far!

Positive WillowWasp On Nov 21, 2003, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant has bloomed continually all summer and is a really easy one to take care of. It does have to be crossed pollinated with another variety to produce seeds...

Positive nipajo On Jul 7, 2003, nipajo from Dallas, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

the scent of the flower is great. it also puts out the fruit for the birds. but it is very invasive it is now growing in my wisteria and on my patio. but the flowers are worth it. it is very easy to pull up.

Positive olcj99 On Nov 12, 2002, olcj99 wrote:

This is also known as May Pop because it has green, hollow seed pods that pop when squeezed. The pods dry to a papery wrinkled tan sack at the end of the season. At that time approximately a dozen seeds are covered with sweet, tasty jelly. Varments tear open the seed sack eat the jelly and some of the seeds and etc., etc.

Positive Tim On Nov 12, 2002, Tim from Palmyra, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant flowered from March to December in Florida (zone 9a/b). The height varies depend on where it is planted. I planted one in a hanging basket, kept it trimmed to keep it under control. The one planted in the ground grew over 20 ft in one season.

Last year, growing in zone7 (VA) it die-back and came up in the spring when well mulched.

Positive Bugguy On Oct 6, 2002, Bugguy from Temecula, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This beautiful passion vine variety flowers abundantly in the late summer and is good for attracting wildlife to the garden, including hummingbirds, butterflies and other insects. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) commonly (and exclusively) utilizes various Passiflora as a larval host plant in southern California. Large Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa species) can be frequently observed nectaring at the flowers.

Positive ADKSpirit On Aug 28, 2002, ADKSpirit from Lake Placid, NY (Zone 4a) wrote:

The Passion Vine is a vigorous, fast growing vine that can easily cover a fence, wall or poles in a couple of months. Mine grows so fast in the summer that I have to occasionally cut it back drastically to keep it from covering the side of my house and the electric poles in front. It will throw off runners, and new plants will pop up several feet from the original. The beautifully scented flowers are open for only one day then fall from the vine. They are a food source for butterflies, but even if the leaves are full of holes it doesn't seem to bother the plant. It's a nice plant to cover eye-sores, trellises, and arbors.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fairhope, Alabama
Marbury, Alabama
Chandler, Arizona
Maricopa, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Alameda, California (2 reports)
Albany, California
Capistrano Beach, California
Citrus Heights, California
La Habra, California
Laguna Beach, California
Perris, California
San Francisco, California
Bartow, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Latonia, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Las Vegas, Nevada
Roswell, New Mexico
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Pond Creek, Oklahoma
Conway, South Carolina
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Brazoria, Texas
Dallas, Texas (2 reports)
Houston, Texas (4 reports)
Los Fresnos, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Olympia, Washington

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